Highlights of the Week

Wow, why do Saturday’s fly by but Tuesdays linger?  I’ve had a really busy day!  It started off with some yoga.  As I have mentioned I am pursing the highest level of yoga certification and on Saturday mornings I hit up the Teacher Training aspect of my practice and study with my two teachers and the other yogis and yoginis in the teacher training program.  I also found out that my graduation date is in 3 weeks!  Meaning, I will have my 500 Hours and can register with Yoga Alliance at the highest level!  If anyone missed my mega Yoga FAQ Post this week and you’re curious what this means or what you should be looking for in a teacher, I covered it there.

Then I ventured to Starbucks for my post-yoga java treat.  With or without yoga, I’d still be guzzling the ‘joe on any Saturday morning!  Caffeine in hand, I went and got my eyebrows waxed because a new waxing salon opened right next to Starbucks, how convenient, and it was super cheap and I thought what the heckAnd now I am smooth and lovin’ it! I admit that after having a child, spending money, or time, on things like eyebrow waxing kind of falls by the wayside but this was a reminder that hello, I am woman, hear my eyebrows me roar and to enjoy these little indulgences every now and then!

I have so many people tell me they enjoy my Highlights of the Week Posts, and in case you missed last week’s Highlights & Recap Post, here it is!  Check it out because these posts are always loaded up with the good stuff of the week!

Here’s This Week’s Highlight Reel:
Sunday I made Vegan Gluten Free Pancakes

With Real Maple Syrup and Fresh Blueberries.  And I talked about being Gluten-Free even if you don’t “have to be” because wheat & gluten are inflammatory & hard to digest.

Scott Gobbled Banana Brulee Oats

 Garnished with half a banana and raisins

And I Gobbled Salads

With my Creamy Tahini Cesar-Inspired Dressing
And then this raw salad
With homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

Skylar is having a Birthday and you told me your favorite childhood birthday memories

Monday there was my massive Yoga FAQ Post!


Everything you’d ever want to know about getting into yoga, what styles to look for, what DVDs I’d recommend, how to score free podcasts on itunes, yoga attire, types of yoga classes/levels, the whole yoga magilla.   
Plus Tons of Yoga Pose Pics

All in one post
I worked pretty hard assembling that beast, so I hope you check it out

Wednesday I went to a 2.5 Hour Yoga Master Class 

with Living Legend Dharma Mittra


And Shared some of his Wisdom & Insights:  For example-Find bliss and happiness from inside and within, especially when you are young, because nothing external will ever fulfill you and this only intensifies as we age

And we talked about Patience and whether You’re a Patient Person, or Not!

And I made a Fresh Batch of high Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

I love the big hunks of (vegan) chocolate chips. 
I have never met cookie dough I don’t love!

And made a Fresh Batch of Homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing 

Which I used for my Greenery

And Wednesday I needed to start planning Skylar’s Birthday Party


I went Grocery Shopping and showed you my Finds

And I confessed to Loving Gum!

 And you gave me your Recommendations and Told me Which Gum is Your Favorite

And I made Two Vegan Sweet Treats:

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs

Right along with the No-Bake Vegan PB Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

No-Bake, Gluten-Free Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Snowballs +
Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars = Good Stuff! 

I also talked about Graitude and You told me Some Things You’re Grateful For 

Madeline and I gabbed about life.  And Skylar snacked and kept us entertained.

I got some cool finds in the mail like clothes

And a Cute Handpainted Bag

And a Kitchen Scale


And I Gave you My Recipe for a Raw Vegan Blueberry Almond Smoothie

And I Nibbled another Bowl of Rabbit Food

Dressed with homemade Vegan Slaw Dressing

And Snacked on Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls


While playing Nursemaid to Sick Skylar 

In between her snacking, Skylar’s nose ran all over the place.

I know, she doesn’t look that sick.  But the poor pumpkin has a doosie of a cold!

Saturday I got the mail and found this package waiting for me:

I won Jessie’s Zevia Give Away and scored this little insulated lunchbag and a 6 pack of Zevia.  Thanks Jessie & Zevia!

 I also won another Give Away: Priyanka’s One Year Blogiversary Giveaway for Glo Bars!

Angela of Glo Bakery’s Info

And the Loot:

Here’s the High Protein Post Workout Bar

And Stats: 282 Cals, 12g fat, 11.2 g protein

And this is the Energizing Maca PreWorkout Bar.  Which is a little smaller than the other bars.

With smaller stats.

Thank you soooo much, Priyanka, for hooking me up with this great stash!!!!   Your generosity is amazing!

Yoga Today is Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose). 
Your Drishti, or Gazing Point, should be upward at your hand if your balance is stable.  If not, then pick a spot on the ground and work toward lifting your gaze, eventually. 

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What are your little indulgences?  A $4 skinny sugarfree vanilla soy latte perhaps?  A bargain eyebrow wax A natural/power/protein/snack bar that you adore and can’t live without even if it’s a little pricey?  Your Cable TV subscription?  Your Netflix habit?  Your itunes downloads?  Carryout?  What do you like to indulge in that’s an extra-special little treat for yourself?

Hair Removal…do you do it? Waxing, Shaving, Laser, None of the Above and you prefer to braid your armpit hair, hippy yogi style?  Kidding!  Seriously, the price of those Venus Embrace razor blades is insane but they are my current fave.  I had laser hair removal done before Skylar was born.  It didn’t really work for me and I had like 8 treatments spaced out over a year.  I’ve since found out that blonde hair against medium-toned skin is hard for the laser to pick up.  Basically, if you’re like Snow White; super fair with black hair, you’ll have the best results.  I had the worst: blonde hair, tannish skin.  Glad I know that now.   I get sick of shaving but I hate stumble more.  And no, I will never be a braid-my-leg-hair-yoga-teacher!  Waxing, not really practical to keep it up.  And Nair and the like…that stuff scares me!  Hair Removal Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions Welcome!  What do you do?

Stay Tuned For An Amazing Vegan No-Bake, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free 10 Minute Dessert Recipe…

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